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118 resources with the keyterm short stories

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"Pizza For Dinner" Reading Comprehension- Short Stories

For Students 5th
In this reading comprehension and vocabulary instructional activity, 5th graders read a selection entitled, "Pizza for Dinner." They answer 4 multiple choice comprehension questions, and 4 vocabulary questions based on the reading.
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Understanding Narrative Poetry

For Students 5th - 7th
In this poetry worksheet, students learn about narrative poetry. They then answer 7 questions about one of the poems they read, practice writing their own narrative poem, and complete a research project using the internet. The answers...
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In Search of Self: Adolescent Themes in the Twentieth Century Short Story

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Pupils read short stories that are related to adolescent issues and behaviors. In groups, they review the elements of a short story and vocabulary they might need while reading. To end the instructional activity, they read "Sir Tatton...
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Imagining Your Science Fiction Short Story

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders brainstorm ideas for their own science fiction story. Using worksheets, they sketch the plot and setting for their story. They create appropriate characters and develop their interactions among each other. They share...
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Peer Editing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Sudents read and critique three of their fellow classmates' science fiction short stories on three consecutive days for mechanics, short story elements, style, and informational elements.
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Planting Clues in Short Stories

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students examine short stories to determine how clues are planted in story stories of the mystery genre. They look at how Edgar Allan Poe planted clues in "The Purloined Letter." They write an original short story in which they plant...
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Everybody Has a Story

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students read short stories and folk stories to explore oral history and story. They interview elderly family members and/or others in the community and record these stories and histories. They evaluate in a final essay what they have...
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Short Story Motivator

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students review an episode of their favorite television shows. They discuss the plot in the show and compare it to a short story. They complete a story map as they watch the episode.
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Ten Conversation Lessons with Stories, Vocabulary Practice, Questions and Activities

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Students read short stories, answer vocabulary questions, and discuss elements of the story to practice language skills. Lessons all on one page.
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THe Murals Cue!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students draw their favorite place in their town and are read a story "War of The Wall". They compare and contrast items in the story. In groups, they research the Internet for murals. They create a story with these murals and put it...
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Analyzing Short Story Elements

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students analyze major elements of a short story and write short answers describing elements.
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Writing A Summary

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers read short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and write summaries. In this summary writing lesson, students discuss how to write a summary. Middle schoolers then select a topic and practice writing using skills discussed.
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Short Stories: The Puzzle Pieces of Life

For Teachers 9th
Students distinguish the elements of fiction in a short story. In this fiction elements lesson, students complete nine lessons of activities to learn about the elements of fiction in short stories.
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Classic Short Stories- Locked Room Settings

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read the short story "The Problem of Cell 13" and examine the plot devices that build suspense. In this lesson students create their own short story using the same locked room setting.
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Intermediate Short Stories - "Maria Gets Her License"

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In these short stories worksheets, students read the basic and advanced version of the story "Maria Gets Her License." Students then answer 3 comprehension and 5 vocabulary questions.
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Advanced Short Stories - "A Birthday Surprise"

For Students 3rd - 4th
In these short stories worksheets, students read the basic and advanced version of the story 'A Birthday Surprise.' Students answer 3 comprehension questions and 4 vocabulary questions.
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Beginning Short Stories - "My Family"

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this short stories instructional activity, students read the basic and advanced short story titled "My Family." Students then answer the 4 comprehension questions and 4 vocabulary questions.
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Intermediate Short Stories - "Violet Makes a Cake"

For Students 4th - 5th
In this short stories worksheet, students read the basic and advanced version of the story "Violet Makes a Cake." Students then answer 3 comprehension and 5 vocabulary questions.
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The Birthday Party of My Dreams

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this writing skills worksheet, students plan their own birthday party by filling in the invitation for their party and draw a picture of the party. Students write a short story about what would happen and who they would invite.
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Wanting to Write

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students look at photographs and get ideas for writing based on what is happening in the picture. They are given five choices and each student chooses one. They have to create a title and write about what they feel is occurring in the...
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Tell Me a Story

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders read short story, "The Storyteller" by Saki, and expand on concept of stories for students by reading and evaluating several popular students's stories as well as writing their own original students's stories.
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The Magic in Writing

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students watch a portion of a familiar film and write responses to a series of questions. They apply their observations to short stories.